Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Horticulture Center is a garden wedding venue that boasts a modern exhibition hall and greenhouse. This unique venue is located in Fairmount Park with both indoor and outdoor spaces to host your wedding ceremony, reception, and rehearsal dinner. Built in 1979, the Center sits on the former Horticultural Hall, an 1876 Centennial Exposition Building. A portion of the event fees from renting the Horticulture Center benefits Fairmount Park Conservancy.
Facilities and Capacity
The Horticulture Center accommodates up to 300 people in this historic and elegant arboretum. The surroundings of the Center are beautiful no matter what time of the year with the green grass and gardens. You can choose to hold your event in the expansive open greenhouse that provides spectacular views of the lush and natural surroundings. There is also a modern exhibition hall to host a larger reception. A variety of smaller spaces, such as the gardens or reflecting pool, are ideal for more intimate gatherings. You can work with them to transform any of the spaces to fit your wedding style and tastes. There is parking, valet, and shuttle service available, and the Horticulture Center is wheelchair accessible and pet-friendly.
The Horticulture Center uses the Constellation Culinary Group as the venue’s exclusive caterer. You can work with them to craft custom menus for your wedding. They are dedicated to using locally-sourced products and paying attention to the details while providing flawless service to you and your guests. The dishes can be served as buffets, cocktail receptions, family-style meals, French service dinners, hors d'oeuvres, plated dinners, or stations. As well as catering, bar services are provided through an open bar with a variety of wine, beer, liquor, and specialty drinks served. STARR Events work with you on the planning of the wedding and has a talented team on-site on the day of your event to ensure everything runs smoothly. The Center provides the following items for your convenience:
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Krystal Hubert · Married on 03/09/2019
Wedding of our dreams
There was only one place we considered getting married and were so happy we did! Gail and the team at the Fairmount Park horticulture center are phenomenal!!!! The execution of our wedding was top notch. I haven’t had service like this at the best restaurant in philly. The team was flawless. Food was delicious. Venue beautiful. I mean just stellar! Thank you for everything. If you’re considering this venue go for it! There were some extra costs we didn’t expect but at the end of the day our guests were wowed and it was worth it!Sent on 03/21/2019
Sruthi · Married on 08/31/2019
Horticulture Center Wedding
Our wedding was a dream come true. Gail and her team did a great job bringing our vision to life. From even before we signed our contract, Leila and Gail were very responsive to emails and answered all of our questions and concerns. Our guests raved about the food provided by Constellation and Gail did an excellent job at making sure everything ran smoothly and on time. Our guests were even impressed about how professional the staff were. Our needs were always accommodated and we couldn't be happier :).Sent on 09/05/2019
Katherine · Married on 04/27/2019
Fairmount Park Horticulture Center Wedding
I would highly recommend Constellation Events to anyone planning a wedding. We recently had our wedding at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center. If you haven't checked out this venue you should because it is magical! It is like nothing else in the Philadelphia area. The food for our wedding was beyond amazing. Not only was there so much food but it was all so delicious. You can never go wrong with Steven Starr!Sent on 05/18/2019
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